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  WTTG    Fox 5 Morning News at 425am    News  News/Business. New.  

    September 13, 2010
    4:25 - 5:00am EDT  

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it's going to be the former defender. the ball is loose! he lost the ball. right into the end zone! >> wow! a big opening night victory for
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the washington redskins to send the cowboys packing back to dallas. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. gurvir has the week off. the game came down to the final play and we will have more highlights in just a few minutes. let's get a check of our weather. turn is in here to give us the latest. >> everybody in a good mood here. redskins win the first game of the season. that is a big one for them after last year. let's get to it. weather starting off on a nice note as well. wave got some fog out there and temperatures in the comfortable range. -- we've got some fog out there and temperature in the comfortable range. some fog has developed as we had some pretty good rain around here yesterday. needed some rain. you see the cloud cover generally east of us and if you look carefully, you see a
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little lingering cloud cover. it will be a beautiful afternoon as we'll have highs back into the low 80s. early fog, mostly sunny by afternoon. wind out of the west here at about 10 miles per hour. should be a die lightful day. no rain in the forecast today or the next couple of days -- should be a delightful day. >> thank you, tucker. >> there is a flag down at the 20-yard line. >> that is how the game ended last night. redskins beat the cowboys in the opener after a holding penalty. there was of a touchdown that would have set up the winning extra point attempt to dallas. the score was 13-7. more coming up throughout the morning. timothy mcveigh ross will join us for monday morning quarterback beginning in our next hour. just one day left in the race for the d.c. mayor's office. while the candidates stump for votes, there is controversial
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swirling over claims that some early voters were promised gift cards. this hidden camera video was september to us by a fenty supporter. if you take a look, right there it is. this morning, the washington post reports that cora masters barry is claiming responsibility for the effort. both candidates deny any involvement and barry tells the post it was just an effort to push early voting and was not in support of either candidate. investigators looking into last week's massive gas explosion in california are analyzing the damaged pipeline. they are working on a 28-foot section of that natural gas line. it was blown out of the ground and flew 100 feet. the explosion destroyed dozens of homes an killed at least four people. that number may rise as more bodies were found over the weekend. a big night at the mtv video music awards and the big
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winner was lady gaga. we have a wrap-up of the show. >> reporter: memorandum them and rihanna got the crowd going and the performances kept on coming, usher and justin bieber. the teen heartthrob later won for best new art its. >> thank you so much, everybody. >> reporter: the show was hosted by am a woman for the first time in 16 years, chelsea handler. >> don't applaud. they are eight reason mtv doesn't play your videos. >> reporter: lady gaga taking home eight of the awards. >> thank you so much. i was so nervous for tonight that i would let my fans down. >> reporter: taylor swift might
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not have won but she did tell the world she for gives kanye west for that interruption of her acceptance speech last year. kanye closed the show with an emotional response. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. good morning. it is monday, september 1th, 2010 as we tax a live look over the washington monument this morning. a beautiful morning as you wake up today. not other hot as you get out there. i'm sarah simmons. gurvir has the day off. welcome to fox 5 morning news. tucker barnes in here.
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it was a perfect great fall- like morning and is it going to stay? >> it doesn't matter. redskinscowboys. that is the good news. weather-wise, we're fine. a little fog outs there this morning t will be sunny later this morning, high temperatures back into the 80s. it was a cool one yesterday, highs in the 60s and low 70s. it will be a lot better with the sunshine coming back. do have some morning fog. want to let you know. still some low clouds. can you see it. they're hanging tough. particularly east of the city but it will burn off as high pressure builds in from the west. the general trend is to increase the sunshine and increase the temperatures as well. # 4 in ocean city. hagerstown, 57. our forecast is a good one. it will be slow to develop but once it does t will be beautiful this afternoon with bright sunshine and again, high temperatures expected to be in the low to mid-80s. so about 8 # here in town.
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a little cooler off to the north and west. closer to 80 in places like hagerstown. >> as you mentioned before, it is always sunny in the land when the redskins win >> yes, it is. particularly around here. >> let's check in with julie wright now. she has a look at traffic. >> good morning to you both. on the roads, you will find lanes are open if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway. overnight construction cleared as you travel between college park and 270. if you are traveling along the beltway here at university boulevard, light traffic volume continuing around. roadwork in the local lanes tying up the right side. very little delay there. southbound, everything is open leaving germantown for the split. you will find traveling 395, the pace is good as you continue northbound continuing out towards the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> all right. now, to our top story this morning. the mike shanahan era is off to
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a winning start for the washington redskins. burgundy and gold beat the dallas cowboys in the season opener last night 1-7. cornerback deangelo hall has a big play returning a fumble 32 yards. new skins quarterback, donovan mcnabb had a mediocre game completing 15 of 32 passes. >> a nice team win. as i told our players, sometime the offense is going to play good, other times the defense and special teams but end of the day, you got to find a way to win. >> i don't think i've ever had that big play in a redskins urine form so it felt good, real good. >> up next for the redskins,
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the houston texans coming up on sunday. just one full day of campaigning left in the race for d.c. mayor but there are new claims about a controversial effort to push early voting. the "washington post" reports cora masters barry is claiming responsibility for rewarding voters with gift cards. over the weekend, video surfaced on the internet seeming to show a group of people working out of a van giving the cards away in he can change for taking people to the polls. on the video which fox 5 was first made aware of by a top supporter of adrian fenty, there is never a mention of an urging to vote fay specific candidate. it is said it was not meant to benefit either campaign. both candidates talked about the tape on the campaign trail sunday. >> who knows? i mean we can't affix any responsibility. we can certainly identify no one in our campaign who has anything to do with any gift cards and the person who was
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involved i think on the video said something about nonpartisan, right? >> it is my understanding that the people who were in the giant parking lot handing out the gift certificates are affiliated with the gray campaign, whether they are paid staff, campaign volunteers, i don't know enough about it. that is what i have been told as of this morning. >> now, in other primary news, jack johnson has made a public endorsement of sheriff michael jackson to replace him. johnson's endorsement. jackson came on the same day the "washington post" endorsed jackson's opponent, rashern baker. a dogfight at the annual adams morgan day festival turned deadly. our news crew was working when a pit bull started tangling with a poodle. police on the scene responded and fox 5's karen gray houston was on the scenes it unfolded. >> reporter: it was an orderly
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festival full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts, up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner and a pit bull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump on each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught onaer of the pit bull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pit bull was the aggressor. >> the pit bull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her started biting hem. >> bye standers tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the poodle. then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> this big guy right here, the white man there picked up the dog, very angrily and threw the dog down the steps there and stood at the top of the stairway there and pulled out his gun and in front of the
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crowd just fires it. >> it was a different officer that shot the dog. one of the officers picked him andres and threw him down the basement. another officer that was standing there fired the sho. >> reporter: it all went down as the candidates were out campaigning for last-minute votes. mayor fenty says he was briefed by his police chief and told the officer who fired the shot is highly trained. >> the officer, in fact, is an officer -- a k-9 officer so you get as someone knowing can about dogs and that the dog was posing a significant threat. >> reporter: fenty says the chief told him, when the dog was shot, it wasn't near any people. in the district, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. still ahead, new developments in the aftermath of that massive gas explosion in california. up next, those deadly flames lit up the sky and destroyed dozens of homes. we'll get a full report.
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here is an idea your kids might like. going to school just four days a week instead of five. we'll tell you where and why that trend is growing. you are watching fox 5 morning news. 
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making headlines this morning as residents tried to get their lives back to normal, investigators are working to figure out what caused the massive natural gas explosion in san bruno, california. fox's mary ann rafferty has the latest for us. >> we looked out the window and there was a big orange fireball and within three minutes, we just grabbed the animals, grabbed our computers, got into our cars and left. >> reporter: for some residents of san bruno, california, sunday as with a good day. for the first time since the gas explosion on thursday night, they are allowed back into the home.
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>> we locked the door but i never thought i would see my house again and we just moved into a week ago. we are very lucky that our house was spared and we feel so sad for our neighbors literally three houses down where their house is just destroyed. >> reporter: the blast destroyed nearly 50 houses and badly damaged dozens of others. explosion was caused by a natural gas pipeline which led to a fire that spread across 15 acres. investigators with the national transit safety board spent much. sunday moving a 28-foot section of that pipe? >> our preliminary visual inspection suggests that we have all of the pipes but we are not completely sure of that so we would ask anybody who sees a piece of metal that they are not able to explain in their yard or wherever to please report that as well. >> the pipe will be shipped to a alab in washington, d.c. for inspection. according to a state regulator, it was ranked high risk because of its proximity to so many homes. residents say they had no idea
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it was even there. now, the area around the crater is a crime scene and the probe a criminal investigation. the cause of the blast is still unknown as is the number of casualties. the official death toll stands at four but at least five people are reported missing. nearly 60 others were injured, some critically. in new york, mary ann rafferty, fox news. and in colorado, a second wildfire has erupted forcing hundred more to evacuate there. at least one home has been destroyed already. fire crews fighting another wildfire near boulder are being diverted to the second fire in loveland. the boulder fire has already torched 160 homes and is almost fully contained this morning. there was no holding back on the mtv video music awards last night. still ahead on on fox 5 morning news. >> the sophisticated cast of the jersey shore is here. no, no, no, no, no. don't applaud. they are at reason m tv doesn't
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play your videos. >> it was a huge night for lady gaga plus taylor swift and kanye west mend fences. we'll get a full recap for you. tucker? >> ooh, i can't wait. lots of sunshine in the forecast today. high temperatures back into the 80s. yes, remember madonna? i'll have all the details on the forecast and julie wright will be in with an explanation of why the cowboys lost coming up after the break. 
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welcome back. it is now 4:45 on this monday morning. we take a live look over the capital this morning. not too bad out there for the temperatures. let's get a check in with our weather in just a moment with tucker barnes. first, we want to talk about a sweep for lady gaga. she picked up a record eight trophies at the mtv video music awards including best video of the year. teen heart throb justin bieber won for best new artist and keeping it all flowing, comedian chelsea handler. mtv says this is the first time in 16 years the show was hosted by a woman. she has quite a following. that is a pretty good deal. so video music wards. >> did you stay up and watch them? >> i did not. >> do you think anybody in washington watched them last
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night. >> i got bieber fever by the way. >> really? >> yeah, why not. >> okay. >> let's move on. speaking of going to school and the people that love justin bieber, we've got partly cloudy skies. low 60s in washington. sunrise at 6:48. we have some clouds and a little fog out there. i think if you hang in there by later this afternoon, i guarantee you it will be sunny and bright. it will be a beautiful afternoon around here. we are expecting some dry conditions. let's get to those temperatures. 63 at reagan national. we're 59 in gaithersburg. 57 in manassas. 61 for you in fredericksburg and 61 in leonardtown. really cool and yesterday was a cool day. high temperatures only in the 60s and low 70s. we'll be a lot warmer today. we'll watch temperatures jump a good 10 to 15 degrees over where they were yesterday. back into the low 80s t will feel great around here with bright sunshine. the rain shower activity needed
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by the way. about 2/3 of an inch well off the coast now. we're looking at a little bit of cloud cover and low-lying fog. that will get out of here once the sun comes up. we'll have a nice beautiful afternoon around here. the next couple of days on the quote qeat side -- the next couple of days on the quiet side. >> this is hurricane igor. this will start to push off to the north and eventually north and east and should stay out to sea. we now have tropical storm julia off to the east of igor as well. we are very active here. we'll keep an eye on those. our forecast, early fog, mostly sunny by early afternoon. should be a beautiful day. winds out of the west here at about 10 miles per hour and the five-day forecast gets a little better here over the next couple of days.
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lots of sunshine for tuesday, wednesday and thursday, highs in the upper 70s near about 80 degrees. next chance of some showers return during the day on friday. highs in the low 80s. that will do it for me. let's get to some on-time traffic and julie, what's going on? >> bieber fever, is that what i heard you say. >> bieber fever, yeah. you got it too. i know you do. >> i never pictured you to be a 14-year-old girl. >> keep going. i'm just kidding. >> outer loop of the beltway looks pretty good right now college park over to 270. northbound i-95, heads up if you are traveling north of baltimore, that is where we have the crash involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer as you make your way out towards the chesapeake house. i'm told there is a fuel leak involved in this. you will find the road is temporarily blocked. coming northbound off of i-95,
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you will want to bail out there at the exit for perryville. pick up alternate 40 as your workaround. that all will lead you back over to 95. if you are traveling 495 coming across the 14th street bridge, all lanes are open. with the november election quickly approaching, the push is on. a huge marching rally took place on the national mall sunday as members of the tea party came together to walk pushing for change. matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: you could find american just about every state in the union, a long line of marchers who call themselves members of the tea party, the party that is hoping for sweeping change come the mid-term election. >> people are angry. they are upset. they're not going to take it anymore. >> reporter: it is clear those who came to the nation's capital this weekend are
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passionate about their cause. their focus to reduce big government and they want a conservative approach to running the country in the future. in most cases, the tea party members are supporting the most conservative candidates and race as cross the country. al sunden, a veteran from michigan became emotional when he tried to tell us who he is here. >> my grandkids, my kids. >> reporter: this is just one of the rallies being held throughout the united states today. there is also one in st. louis and sacramento. in all, tens of thousands of americans are expected to be a part of these rallies. >> for the first time in my life, i have been afraid of my government. that is the reason and i think that if we don't stand up for it, it is not going to get any better. >> the rally ended up on the west lawn of the capitol building. many who participated in sunday's event hope the passion they see here for change will
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also find its way into the voting booth come november. in washington, matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> we have new rules for the world banks this morning. central banker around the globe have agreed on new blanking rules designed to prevent another global recession. u.s. treasury secretary tim geithner is just one of them meeting in switzerland this weekend. they agreed for force banks to hold more cash in reserve, three times more than before. the debate over tax cuts picked up steam on the sunday talk shows. the leader of the republicans in the house says he is open to a tax cut for the middle class if democrats agree to cuts for the wealthy as well. the president's new top economic sad describessor welcomed the new position of john boehner but says rich americans don't need a tax break. >> it is the only option i have, to vote for those at 250 and below, of course i'm going to do that. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure we extends the current tax rates for all americans. >> the president strongly believes that you cannot, after
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the decade of astounding squeeze on the middle class that was followed by the worst recession in our lifetime since 1929, that we cannot afford to raise taxes on the middle class. we should make that permanent. >> now, if congress does not he can tend the bush tax cuts, they will extend at the end of this year. one georgia county found a way to cut costs for schools without sacrificing teachers. they only have school four days a week. we have a report. >> reporter: dark classrooms, deserted hallways and the only sound at byron middle school is a ticking clock. welcome to the latest trend in cutting school budgets. administrators in peach county, georgia cut the school week for four days last year. it was a last resort but cutting costs by closing on
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mondays helped save 40 teachers. >> no one is in the building so you don't have lights. you don't have transportation, you don't have nutrition. >> reporter: peach county isn't alone. at least 120 school districts in 17 states have cut school weeks to save money. >> we brainstormed every single possibility that we could think of and put a dollar amount next to it. >> reporter: the four-day school peek here isn't just saving money. it is also producing results. students' performance and attendance. >> we cut our sub substitute teacher costs by 2/3. teacher attendance increased significantly. >> monday, the students have extra school work to keep them busy. work ring parents say community programs offering free day care help make it a success. >> the community offered different locations like the church and the boys and girls club to actually help accommodate the parents for day care. >> the administration did a
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great job of stressing to people that we're going four days now and so make your doctor's appointments on monday, make your dentist appointments on monday, do things to make sure that the kids show up as often as they can. >> in history, you have to do what? >> reporter: in bad economic times, schools across the country are being forced to rethink the traditional school schedule. for peach county, it is one less day at a time. you know husbands and wives often want their own space but what about their own separate bedrooms, apart from one another. it's growing new trend for some new homes, separate bedrooms for him and her. even before last night's big win, skins fans were hyped up. we'll hear what some fans are saying about the upcoming season. stay with us,, everyone. you are watching fox 5 morning news. 
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the skins beat the cowboys in the opener after a holding penalty wiped out a potential game-winning scoring drive for dallas. final score, redskins, 13-rbgs dallas 7. even before the game, redskins fans were all hyped up. final score, redskins 13, dallas, 7. >> when we came to the crystal city sports club last year, there were a lot of sad and frankly downtrodden fans. there year, it is a whole other ball game. >> hail to the redskins! >> a now coach makes all the difference. >> he has a way. he has two super bowls. you got to trust him. >> we've had a rough number of years so it is about time. >> reporter: but the new quarterback is still a tough sell for die-hards like dave
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austin. >> i think it is their year. it better be. i spent all these years hating the eagles and mcnabb and now i got to find out tonight whether i love him or not. >> reporter: cowboys fans tried to tell us why they were willing to brave these hostile waters. >> this is my first nfl game. >> we're used to it. >> it is a very transient area so you have a fan base from ever, from miami to san francisco to wherever. >> reporter: the owns are of chris essential city sports club say their fortunes ride on the redskins. >> if they go to the playoffs, it could mean tens of thousands of dollars. our fan base has a lot of washington people f we're doing well, there is a lot more excitement and a lot more people come out. if w